Material Institute is a progressive arts center in New Orleans’ 9th Ward providing resources to a new generation of New Orleans artists.

Material Institute is a learning environment that serves as a space for community, creative experimentation, and expression – in the fields of music, fashion, and community gardening.

Material Institute

Image Credits:
Fashion & Textiles – Tufting Gun Tapestries project from the 2018 Chicago Biennial.
Designer: Daquine Hebert. Model: Angel Walker. Photo: Duval Timothy.
The Embassy – 2021 Resident, T3rrall. Photo: Lucia Honey
24 Carrot Garden – Photo: Lauren Joan “Shivers” Barron
Artists – Betty Squad Gumbo Dancers. Photo: DeOrin Payne

Museum of Old and New Art

Our programming is made possible by the generous sponsorship of MONA.